Rare Earth Magnetic Bottle Opener

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Project by Texasking posted 08-28-2013 05:01 AM 3315 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making these magnetic bottle openers. I started out making them for a few of my buddies. Then they told friends…then people told people…now I make 2-3 of them per week for a little side cash. I finally started an Etsy site…if you want the link, let me know…but I dont want to post it in the story here. They are super fun to make.
I basically put a rare earth magnet on the back, paint the opener at the top, and customize the wood how the person wants it.
Fun project, and wanted to show the jocks my cool little creation.

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 08:10 AM

Humm, for somebody so young you have done a great job!
What’s with the drinking at such a young age though ?
No doubt it makes your moustache grow so much!!

No doubt some odd things go on in Texas!!

Keep up the good work!!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 01:04 PM

How old do you think I am?

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 02:38 PM

Great job! I’ve been meaning to make a few of these for the last couple months and just haven’t got around to it.

BTW, what sized magnet did you use?

-- David

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 02:57 PM

I am 8 months, but I look 12 months old…the mustache has really come in nice and frothy!

The magnets are 1 inch diameter and half inch thick.

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 03:23 PM

where do you get the metal opener from?

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#6 posted 08-28-2013 03:25 PM

Online places, or every once in a while Hobby Lobby has some in stock…I leave that up to the wife to find them for me!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#7 posted 08-28-2013 04:30 PM

Great Project and Post. Thanks for sharing!!! I use Rare Earth Mags in my Domino boxes but geez at a 1/2 X 1 those must be rough to get apart if they get together…. I get mine at K&J Magnets is there a better source?

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#8 posted 08-28-2013 04:31 PM

I use magnets4less…pretty good service and super super fast shipping.
Never have tried K&J
Yes, they are super hard to get apart…it took me 10 minutes last weekend when i ACCIDENTALLY let them roll together.

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#9 posted 08-28-2013 05:16 PM

Nice project. I bet they are a hit.

I get my openers off ebay from bottleopenerdude.

Question…What size does it take for the magnet to work properly?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#10 posted 08-29-2013 12:05 AM

Those are really cool. College Logos bad. I don’t think what you make from ETSY will cover the lawyer fees and judgements you will be hit with for using copyrighted material. My brother launched a personal website with the University of Arizona’s logo on it and got a “Remove immediately” letter two days later. Big colleges hire people to troll the web.

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#11 posted 08-29-2013 12:34 AM

WHOOP!!! Texasking from one Ag to another, the A&M set looks great!

(Send me the Etsy link sometime)

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#12 posted 08-29-2013 01:26 AM

Sent to you! Thanks for the nice comments everyone!!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#13 posted 08-30-2013 03:11 PM

What are the dimensions of your backer board?

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#14 posted 09-05-2013 02:58 AM

Dimensions are about 9-10 inches long by about 4.5-5 wide…really depends on what the people want etc

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#15 posted 07-20-2016 10:21 AM

Really love the project. I’m looking to make a six-pack holder with a bottle opener and a concealed magnet to catch the bottle caps. I assume you used a Forstner bit for the hole. How much wood is left between the magnet and the front surface? Have you ever tried to see how many bottle caps the magnet will hold? It could be a great little contest at a party. :-)

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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